Some Apple Watch 4 Devices are Crashing and Rebooting Because of DST Bug

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Some Apple Watch 4 Devices are Crashing and Rebooting Because of DST Bug

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Some Apple Watch 4 owners are unhappy with their devices because of a bug. Users in Australia are bemoaning about a bug that affects daylight saving time change. They also found that their Watches are stuck in reboot loops.

The entire device crashes and reboots as it cannot handle, elegantly, the loss of an hour. The Activity complication on the device’s Infograph Modular face renders a timeline graph of the day. It shows hour-by-hour data for Stand Hours, Exercise minutes, etc.

The typical day has 24 hours. However, the large Activity complication cannot handle rendering graph with one of the 24 hours missing. As the Infograph Modular face is active, the Watch is rebooting repeatedly. When it reboots, it tries to load the complications. Unfortunately, it continues to fail. So, it is restarting. It loads, fails and restarts endlessly until the device runs out of battery.

Some owners managed to remove the Infograph Modular watch face with the use of Watch iPhone app.

Apple must release an update to fix this bug, thereby, stopping the issue from recurring. The company only has a few days left before this flaw will affect the biggest markets, like the US and most of Europe.

What is Apple Watch 4?

Apple’s objective now is to get rid of display borders. Last year, the company introduced its iPhone X with bezel-less screen, the most up to date iPhone versions did the same and the new Apple Watch attains the same task.

The display of the Apple Watch 4 is 30% bigger than its precursor. It also has sufficient area to fit the day, as well as weather details and other pieces of info on the screen, on top of the time as part of the new Infograph watch face.

For individuals who believe that is way too much, the screen can be changed to easier styles. Although the revamped watch case that has rounded edges is longer and bigger, it still fits pleasantly on the wrist.

The most outstanding feature is that the Watch is coming to be a fully-fledged physical fitness computer with new electric heart sensing unit and air pressure to gauge altitude.

It has an accelerometer that can spot whether the user has fallen. It will then set off an emergency call if required. By default, this function is turned off. But the company mentions that the alarm can be activated by violent motion.

Furthermore, this smartwatch has enhanced heart tracking feature. Formerly, it would sound an alarm when it discovered an uncommon quick heart rhythm. Currently, it could set off by a slow-moving heart rate.

This function is offered to all Watch designs, but not the first generation series. The first-gen cannot be updated to the new WatchOS 5.

The company revealed that this smartwatch could be utilized to produce an easy electrocardiogram to spot heart arrhythmias at an early stage. Some doubters fear it will result in a wave of duds.

But no matter how useful this product is, it must not be used as a replacement for a visit to your doctor. Nonetheless, this device could assist physicians in diagnosing by recording pertinent heart rhythm data.


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Author: Jane Danes

Jane has a lifelong passion for writing. As a blogger, she loves writing breaking technology news and top headlines about gadgets, content marketing and online entrepreneurship and all things about social media. She also has a slight addiction to pizza and coffee.

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